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Re: yet another dns namespace overlay play

  • From: Joe Provo
  • Date: Tue Mar 06 18:27:33 2001

On Tue, Mar 06, 2001 at 11:36:42AM -0800, Patrick Greenwell wrote:
> On Tue, 6 Mar 2001, Joe Provo wrote:
> > Too bad people can believe what they read in press releases rather than
> > reality.
> >
> > I wonder if anyone can register a name with them, and then sue them for
> > not actually adding any new TLDs?
> They are adding new TLDs via their own root servers. 
> Everyone that has a computer has a choice where to point resolution to.

Yup, and that page is the tweak-your-nameserver for those who want to
dictate that clients see an inconsistant view of the net.  Note the 
end-user instructions ( 
clearly indicate to just add extend the search zone, or subvert your 
resolver on windoze from a browser widget.
Interesting how this will play into Earthlink's "provider of the real
internet" advertizing... is providing an inclusively inconsistant view 
of the namespace more real than doing so by exclusion? :-)  Is an
inconsistant namespace "worse" than transparent caching, or other "not
real Internet" practices?  Either way, it becomes a matter of end-user 
confusion. Personally, I think this will be the significant 'secession' 
from the current collective DNS tree that other attempts have not been.

   just throwing out thoughts, not judging either...

Joe Provo                                            Voice  508.486.7471
Director, Internet Planning & Design                 Fax    508.229.2375
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